Implementation A to Z: Establishing Long-Acting Injectable Services in the Pharmacy Setting


  Alberto Augsten

Speaker Information

Alberto Augsten, PharmD, MS, BCPP, DABAT
Board Certified Psychopharmacologist & Toxicologist
Long-Acting Therapy (LAT) Clinic Manager
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Director
Memorial Regional Hospital - Hollywood, Florida



 Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the multidisciplinary collaborative approach to a pharmacy-managed Long-Acting Injectable (LAI) clinic
  • Examine structural elements and regulatory requirements that impact this clinic service
  • Evaluate personnel and staffing requirements necessary for the implementation of an LAI pharmacy-managed clinic
  • Summarize the impact of the pharmacy clinic model on quality, regulatory, or patient outcomes

 The LAI Clinic at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida is an innovative, evidence-based service operating under a collaboration (between clinical pharmacy specialists and physicians) designed to improve the overall health and well-being of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI).

Using a population health approach to healthcare delivery, the LAI clinic provides targeted services for patients with SMI who are in need of transition of care services to outpatient treatment, for the specialized treatment of treatment-resistant depression, for the administration of long-acting antipsychotic injectable medications, and for the induction and early treatment phase of medication-assisted treatment.

The LAI clinic model works to improve overall patient adherence to treatment, improve management of therapeutic drug interactions and reduce emergency department and inpatient admissions.

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $25.00

Date: Sunday, May 21
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ACPE accredited for 1.0-hour



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